This is a trailer for a dramatic Hollywood thriller being released this October, that’s kind of a breakthough in and of itself because it lays bare the unfathomable corruption of the US Government, as far as the 1980s. The film is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, starring two-time Academy Award nominee, Jeremy Renner (‘The Bourne Legacy’, ‘The Hurt Locker’).
The real-life San Jose Mercury News reporter, Gary Webb stumbled onto a story, which led to allegations that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the US, and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.
Webb kept digging, to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications — drawing the kind of attention that threatened not only his career, his family but ultimately, his life.
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Michael Cuesta
Screenwriter: Peter Landesman
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia
Genre: Drama, Thriller